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Involvement Opportunities

May 18, 1999

Japanese American National Museum needs volunteers to lead tours and assist in the office, with visitors and with public programs. Training is provided. Japanese- and Spanish-speakers are especially needed. Information: Mike Moreno, (213) 830-5645.

* Meet Each Need With Dignity needs people for its annual Serv-a-thon on June 5 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers will fit needy children with new shoes, provide medical and dental screenings, pack and distribute bags of food, supervise youth activities and assist with computer demonstrations. Information: Linda Preciado, (818) 897-2443.

* Executive Service Corps of Southern California needs retired Los Angeles-area executives to provide expertise to nonprofit organizations. Areas include fund-raising, marketing and operating efficiency. Information: Barrie Segall, (213) 381-2891.

* Volunteer Vital English needs volunteers to help non-English-speaking adults, individuals or small groups learn conversational English. Tutors are needed in Azusa, Chino, Claremont, Diamond Bar, La Verne, Ontario, Montclair, Pomona, Rancho Cucamonga, San Dimas, Upland, Walnut and West Covina. Information: (909) 622-2453.

* Metropolitan Community Resource Center, a nonprofit public benefit corporation dedicated to increasing people's awareness of community services in Los Angeles County, needs volunteers to sit on its board for at least one year and to spend 24 hours a year supporting projects that assist caregivers in finding precise information on community services. Information: Paul Henneman, (626) 796-3770.

* Tamar House, a shelter for battered women in the east San Fernando Valley, needs volunteers to help with crisis-line counseling, court advocacy and to work with children. Training is provided. Information: (818) 908-5007.

* Downtown Women's Center needs volunteers to teach literacy and computer and job skills in its new computer learning lab. A minimum of three hours one day a week is required. Information: (213) 680-0600.

* The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens needs volunteers for the art gallery. Interviews will be held the week of June 21. Information: (626) 405-2127.

* Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles needs volunteers for weekend assignments at the information/membership desk, in hospitality, and at Audrey's Museum Store and Zeidler's Cafe. Volunteers are required to work two four-hour shifts per month. Information: (310) 440-4640.

Information for this column should be submitted typed and double-spaced to Involvement Opportunities, SoCal Living, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053.

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